Top 10 Significant Events in US History

  • Oct 12, 1492

    Christoper Columbus

    Christopher Columbus was the first to sail across the Atlantic and to discover the "New World." He made it his mission to explore all these "New Worlds." Without Columbus' discovery North, South, and Central America would be unknown and unexplored. Which means Europe will not have been exposed to knew crops, diseases, and etc.
  • Spanish Armada defeated

    In the start, Spain was in the process of settling America. Causing England to get jealous and so England wanted in. This led to the race of who will win the war and settle the Americas first. Obviously the Spanish lost, but if they were to have won the colonies would be totally different compared to how they turned out. They would have been influenced by the Spanish culture leading to them either speaking fluently or just having an accent and etc.
  • Jamestown

    Jamestown was settled by the Virginia Company of London and wanted to settle for gold profit to satisfy investors. Jamestown happened to be the first English colony however it struggled at first.
  • The Mayfower Compact

    The Mayflower Compact was the first major step towards self-governing rather than being controlled by England. And it just so happens to be that the US Consitution was made by following the guidelines of the Mayflower Compact.
  • Seven Years War

    England was getting all up in the colonists business and in an over excessive way. They were also taxing the colonists in order to make a profit which was wrong.
  • Seven Years War

    End of the Seven Years War.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    The significance of the Proclamation of 1763 was to close fears of Indians from colonists. It also prevented expansion into the western frontier.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act was where the King made it to where the import duties could allow the company to undersell, even smugglers. This weakened the East India Company.
  • Declaration of Independence

    The importance of the Declaration of the Indepedence was the colonists wrote this declaration and sent it to England. All it basically says is it declares their independence and new form of self-government without Great Britain.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    The Battle of Yorktown was the final major battle that declared the winner of the Revolutionary War. The colonists happened to be the winner of this war and as a trophy from this vitory they got their declaration signed gaining their freedom.